Hi there,

Hope you are tucked up warm on this cold wet night.

I thought I would share a little Tag I made for a friend.

The theme was “With Wings”.

I was playing around with ideas, when suddenly I remembered some beautiful papers I had from

the Graphic 45 Steampunk Pad, which had a times flies themeas part of it.

I basically cut out bits pieces from the pad and layered them on a series of pages, so make it look like a little book, all placed on a size 8 tag.

I used some of the leaves I had spare from my Autumn Wreath project using the Maple leaves from Clarity Stamps Limited.

I also covered a cardboard boxes in one of the papers s a finishing touch.

Hope you like it. Bye for now and have a great Halloween.

Naomi

Book of Spells 1

Book of Spells 2

Book of Spells 3

Book of Spells box

artycardsandgifts:

Updated Version

Originally posted on Arty Cards & Gifts:

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Hi there,

An updated version of my post today a good friend said my original photo was terrible.

Hope you are having a lovely Saturday.

For those of you who liked my last post, I hope you will like this one too.

Its the same stencil for the Tree and the branches are from

the Woodland Stencil also from Clarity Stamps on a small canvas.

Bye for now.

Naomi

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2014-10-11 17.48.50

Hi there,

An updated version of my post today a good friend said my original photo was terrible.

Hope you are having a lovely Saturday.

For those of you who liked my last post, I hope you will like this one too.

Its the same stencil for the Tree and the branches are from

the Woodland Stencil also from Clarity Stamps on a small canvas.

Bye for now.

Naomi

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Hi there,

I thought I share this little project with you today.

I was waiting for something else to dry, something I’m not very patient with, when

the postman delivered this wonderful tree stencil and the stamp from Clarity Stamps.

So I decided to have a play with the stencil, it just had to be done.

The background began life as a mop up piece from the day I was playing via Skype

with Jane and Terri, two great craft friends.

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As soon as I saw the stencil, I thought it was just the thing.

The toad stools and ferns as from the Lesson 17 kit, again from Clarity Stamps Limited

A little bit of grunge paste, some distress inks, a quickly glue pen and some Glamour dust and it was complete.

Bye for now.

Naomi.

Black Humming bird copy

Hi there,

I want to say thank you to all of you for following my blog and welcome some of the

new followers. I hope you enjoy what I post and don’t forget to pop by and say hello.

This was a little play I had with Black gesso on a small canvas and perfect pearls mica

powders.

Hope you like it.

Bye for now.

Naomi

 

 Good morning.

Well what a summer we have had, was’nt it wonderful.

Hopefully we will have some more of those super sunny days to come.

Well it’s the 1st of the Month again, and the new Challenge this month at the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog is

Autumn.

Congratulation to the Winner and top 5 from last month and best of luck to all who enter this month’s challenge.

Pop over and have a look at all the Design Team’s inspiration and have a go, you may be this month’s winner of the Clarity voucher for £50.

claritystampchallenge.blogspot.com

Here is my project. Drop by and leave me a comment, to let me know what you think of it.

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Method

I began with  and MDF wreath, which I painted with white gesso, all over both sides, and all edges.

 

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Next step was to stencil a little colour onto the MDF,

just in case any areas remained exposed at the end, using the “Treescape Stencil”, distress inks and

of course the Clarity brushes.

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Then I stamped with Brown archival the “naked tree” onto brown card and craft card.

When I cut out the trees, the ones on craft card were more rigid, so I only used them.

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I then stamped the 3 sizes of “Maple leaves” with the inks below varying the combination of inks.

I cut out the leaves and edged them all with aged mahogany on a piece of cut and dry foam.

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One beautiful “NDC” Robin stamped 3 times with momento ink and coloured with

promarkers.

I then cut only the wing from one and the head and breast from the other and decoupaged them onto the 3rd image, for more depth. I would have added another picture to show you the dimension of the robin, but my son as soon as it was dry brought the wreath to his girlfriend.

 

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I then stamped the sentiment “Season of Mists” onto a piece

of soft gold card and tore the edges.

Next I used a mixture of the distress inks again on the edges to tone it into the colours used in the project.

A little pinflair glue and everything was layered in place and it’s complete.

Bye for now.

Naomi

Summer’s end

01/09/2014 — 22 Comments

Hi, there.

Well another month has come and gone.

I really enjoy last month’s artwork from the Clarity Stampers.

Congratulations to the random winner, hope you enjoy spending you 50 pounds voucherTo the top 5 welldone. To everyone who entered thanks.

This months challenge is nature, and I hope you will have fun with it.

Here is my project and what I used to make it.

Look forward to your comments or questions.

Bye for now.

Naomi

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Distress inks and the essential Clarity brushes.

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The stamps and mics powders.

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Wedding Card

26/08/2014 — 9 Comments
Wedding

Wedding

Hi there,

It’s a busy time around here.

Birthday, Anniversaries and a family wedding.

The Happy Day from Clarity Stamps Limited is a sentiment I have often used.

Sorry for the glare, but gold embossing powder if hard to photograph.

We had a wonderful weekend sharing in and celebrating this happy event.

Bye for now.

Naomi

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Hi,

Well as some of you who read my blog may have gathered this time of year, is a busy one

for members of my Family who have a number of Birthdays and Anniversaries in the July/August period.

This was a card for my Dad on his Birthday. Most of the family was around

so we sent out for a lovely meal, it’s great to celebrate together.

Here is what I used.

Ingredients

Clarity Stencil Brushes (love them)

Clarity Stamps Limited-Curly strip (the background)

Spellbinders frame.

Clarity Stamps Limited-Wheelie-International Alphabet

Clarity Stamps Limited-Happy Birthday from the re-mountable Happy Stamps

Clarity Stamps Limited-Ship.

A selection of distress inks.

Happy Anniversary

19/08/2014 — 2 Comments

Hi, I just want to thank all those who have followed me on my blog,  and on facebook hope you

are enjoying it. Special thanks for those who comment, it makes me feel like I am not just writing for myself.

Tonight I just wanted to share a simple card with you and I hope you like it.

I made this for my husband and after 29 years married, he has been given all kinds of cards.

As I said it was simple to make. A dream weaver stencil I have had for years of the the horse.

I spread some grunge paste through the stencil. When nearly dry I used two different colours of mica

one for the both and the other for the horse’s tail and mane.

A little blending of archival inks around the edges and some matting and layering.

The sentiment is one from my favourite stamp company Clarity Stamps Limited. I stamped with black archival,

cut out with a spellbinders die. I used pin flair glue on the sentiment and on the mat with the horse to give

both a curved effect.

Hope you like it.

Bye for now.

Naomi

 

 

 

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